Company Name: My Daily Choice
Costs: $59.95 + $20 activation fee
Do I Recommend My Daily Choice?
You could make money with My Daily Choice and the products might sell, to the right audience. But, I still don’t recommend the company. The main problem is the compensation plan. It’s far too complex, even by MLM standards and is incredibly difficult to optimize. Why bother? You could make more money promoting better products through affiliate marketing.
What Products Does My Daily Choice Sell?
My Daily Choice is a nutrition company. This involves a focus on helping people to improve their health and the company offers a range of products in this area.
The most unique aspect is a product range called MyDailySprays. For the most part, these are nutritional supplements. But, they come in the form of a spray, rather than a pill. The spray aspect is meant to improve delivery and allow the ingredients to reach the bloodstream faster.
There is even significant evidence for that perspective. Sprays are also helpful for anyone who struggles to swallow pills. This does make the sprays unusual and somewhat appealing.
But, there are significant limitations too. One problem is research. While there is support for the concept of nutrient sprays in general, the outcomes are likely to vary from one ingredient to another. And, most of the ingredients in these sprays won’t have been tested extensively, if at all.
The ingredients themselves are also a problem. The products are marketed as nutritional supplements but that’s only partly accurate. For example, the product Shield is an alkaline product, designed to ‘balance the pH levels in your body’. But, that concept is oversold and nonsensical.
In practice, products like this impact the pH of your urine but have no real impact on the pH of your body (you know, the part that actually matters). They’re little more than snake oil really. Even if you do like the concept and think that it’s logical, there is certainly no research proving that products like these actually work.
The other products use similar hyped up ideas. For example, Trim365 relies on Garcinia cambogia as a key ingredient, along with potassium, calcium and various other components.
The herb is common in many weight loss products, including the coffee from Javita. Many diet pills also contain an extract of Garcinia cambogia. This pattern might suggest that the herb is effective for weight loss – but that’s doubtful.
The evidence surrounding it is extremely limited. If there is a weight loss effect, it would be minor and may only apply to specific populations. And honestly, if it did work, you’d see a lot of news stories and reports on the topic. Instead, Garcinia cambogia seems to be just another ‘miracle’ herb that doesn’t really do anything.
The end result is that these sprays all contain ingredients with questionable impact. There is the potential for benefits, of course. But, there’s a greater chance that the products will do very little at all. Similar combinations are also present in countless other brands.
The only thing that makes the items stand out is the delivery system. There are other spray vitamins out there but few companies specialize in this area. But, would this be enough?
Another product area is Brain Bears. These are marketed as ‘drug free’ gummy bears, designed to improve mood and brain functioning. Basically, they’re a variation on vitamin gummies but they rely on natural products instead, such as grape seed extract and l-theanine.
Despite this, the bears aren’t multivitamins. They just focus on a relatively small amount of compounds, ones that may or may not have the promoted impacts.
The gummies are unusual, I’ll admit that. And, they would appeal to the right audience. But, as with the sprays, evidence of their effectiveness is limited. The impacts are all behavioral anyway – so any outcomes parents observe may be observational bias and/or the placebo effect.
Beyond this, there is also a brain fuel supplement (which is basically a nootropic). That follows the same general patterns.
There is also one more product to cover. Well, technically it’s a service. This is basically a discounts program, which is meant to be extremely powerful.
Honestly, this is unlikely. Most discount programs are limited. They may give you substantial discounts but normally just on products that you’d never buy anyway. Many people actually end up spending more money, because they buy more products than they would otherwise.
The claim about being the largest savings network seems unrealistic too. After all, this is just one angle that My Daily Choice promotes, it isn’t even their main product area. In contrast, the company Team National is exclusively a discount program. That has limitations too but it’s likely to be the more powerful option.
One more thing. Even if the discounts are amazing, it’s tough to make money selling a discount program. The idea is counterintuitive. People who want to save money are hesitant about spending it.
The Products Overall
The products simply aren’t compelling. The company also doesn’t provide details about pricing and that’s not a good pattern. But, aside from the discount program, there is sales potential in all these products.
If nothing else, the company does a good job of marketing and hyping up the products. And honestly, snake oil is surprisingly easy to sell. From a sales perspective, the lack of evidence may simply not matter. Customers will even convince themselves that product work. That’s true even when there’s no actual effect.
The popularity of the diet pills and nootropics fields show this pattern as well. This is why so many people turn to affiliate marketing and build entire websites to make money off these types of products.
Still, you need to consider the items you’re selling. Are you comfortable promoting products that may not do anything at all? Remember, you would often be trying to sell to friends and family.
For that matter, would your audience be interested in them? Some people are very receptive to this type of product, while others simply aren’t. With the right audience, you could make sales. But, be certain about this before you get started.
Is My Daily Choice A Good Business Opportunity?
My Daily Choice has a complex system for making money. I’m not going to go into every aspect of it here but I am going to cover the basics.
You start off by buying one of their product packages. These come in three styles, based on the type of product: Sprays, Brain Bears or Travel Membership. The last one is a bit odd – as their discount program isn’t promoted as being travel-specific. But, that’s the phrasing on the compensation plan.
The initial packages range from $59 to $599 and give you various products or services based on the one you choose. For example, the options for the sprays look like this:
You might notice something odd here. The packs give you access to different ranks. I’ll come back to that later on.
To actually earn, you’re meant to buy the products yourself and then resell them. This allows you to make up to 25% commission, if you can sell the items for their recommended retail price.
Having to purchase first isn’t extremely unusual in the MLM field. Various companies do it, including clothing MLMs like LuLaRoe. But, the style isn’t ideal. It basically creates more risk. You have to spend money to get those items and then hope that you can sell them all. If not, you’re stuck with excess product and may even lose money.
When that happens, there is pressure to discount your stock, simply to move it. Doing that decreases your profit margin. It could also make it more difficult to sell other items at full price.
With enough planning, a purchase-first style can still work. If nothing else, it is powerful for customers. The style means that they can get their items immediately, rather than waiting for shipping. Even so, be aware of this extra complexity.
To make money from sales, you need to be purchasing at least a Builder Pack or 40BV of products every month. Either way, that’s at least $50 (or so) of products that you then need to resell. It’s not a horrible requirement but you do have to stick to it monthly. If you had a couple of rough months for sales, your stock would pile up quickly.
The Team Building Aspect
My Daily Choice is an MLM, so the main way to make money is from your team. This means that you need to recruit others into the company and they then need to do the same. As always, a larger team means more success and there are various complexities along the way.
The basic system here is binary. This means you create two teams under you – a left leg and a right leg. People are then placed in one of those two teams. To earn from your teams, My Daily Choice has the following monthly requirements:
- 40 PV in your own purchases
- 90 BV (business volume) from people you’ve personally recruited in your left leg
- 90 BV from people you’ve personally recruited in your right leg
- 300 BV total in your pay leg
Your pay leg is simply whichever of the two legs earns the least. So, if you have one team that sold 1,000 BV a month, while the other just sold 300 BV, your team commissions come from the 300 BV leg. This means you need two teams that perform well to make money.
There are many different bonuses and extra ways to earn income, which I’m not going to go into here.
But, the general idea is that you earn from tiers in your team based on your personal rank. As you increase your rank, your income potential goes up as well. The image below is one example of this and it just covers half of the total ranks present.
Each new rank has requirements, including the need to hit various commission levels, the first five are shown below.
There are a few other interesting points worth making about the plan.
- Personal volume increases to 90 BV once you get to the third rank. That increases how much you need to sell each month.
- The total team sales you need increases quickly, ending up at 1,000,000 BV for the final rank.
- You need to hit the third rank to earn anything from your team.
- You earn 20% from your Level 2 and 10% from your Level 3. That’s honestly impressive. The income potential here is higher than many other plans. But, this is a binary system – so the figure comes from half of your downline, rather than from everyone in your teams.
- There is a pay-to-win emphasis. You can buy your way into the Executive rank by choosing one of the more expensive packs. This is manipulative and gets people to spend a significant amount before they understand the income potential and the risks.
- There are some powerful bonuses, including Elite Expense Accounts, a VIP Auto Club and payments based on the company’s success. But, these are mostly for the highest ranks in the company.
The end result is, as always, that the income potential exists but most people won’t be able to progress past the first few ranks.
The Plan As A Whole
A key feature of MLMs is complexity. Earning from a team is never simple and the requirements always increase as you go along.
But, some are much more complex than others. My Daily Choice is one of the more complicated options that I’ve seen. The main reason is simply their phrasing. There is no attempt to make the commission scheme understandable to the average reader.
Instead, they use terms like ‘most aggressive binary plans’ and ‘no flushing’, without defining what this the words mean. There isn’t even a visual indication of what a binary plan even is.
I know most of these concepts myself from all of the various MLMs that I’ve looked into. If you've been researching MLMs, you may as well. But, the average new recruit isn’t going to know and that’s a serious problem.
And honestly, complex compensation plans are simply more difficult. A complex plan may have higher income potential but it’s typically more difficult (and more confusing!) to get there. It’s no wonder that so many people make little headway.
This complexity is a key reason to avoid My Daily Choice. If you must go with an MLM, pick one with a plan you can understand – and one that doesn’t manipulate you into spending more.
Even if you like the products, My Daily Choice isn’t impressive. It’s just another MLM with far too many complex requirements.
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